The Hudson, New Hampshire stop of the Dream Gap Tour is officially the Dunkin’ Women’s Hockey Showcase.
The PWHPA announced the sponsors, rosters, and details for the second stop on the tour, to be played at Cyclones Arena on Oct. 5 and 6.
In addition to the title sponsor of Dunkin’, Budweiser is again a sponsor as the Official Beer of the PWHPA. The beer giant is helping provide live streaming of the weekend’s four games via the PWHPA’s website. Bauer was also announced the official equipment provider of the association.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with such an empowering organization as the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association,” said Tom Manchester, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing, Dunkin’ U.S., in the press release. “Dunkin’ is a proud supporter of women’s hockey and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our commitment to the sport by sponsoring this tour.”
Three of the four teams in Hudson will be new to fans. Team Knight features 20 players from Team Poulin at the Toronto stop. Alexis Woloschuk is the only other player rostered for both of the stops thus far.
The game schedule is a little bit different for New Hampshire. Saturday’s games will match Team Flanagan against Team Stecklein at 2 p.m. and Team Knight against Team Lamoureux at 5 p.m. Sunday’s games are listed as a consolation game at 11 a.m. and a championships game at 1:30 p.m.
In addition, the PWHPA will host a youth clinic for players between 6 and 16 on Friday night.
This is the second of three announced stops on the Dream Gap Tour. The first stop is in Toronto on Sept. 21 and 22, and the third is in Chicago on Oct. 18-20. The PWHPA is also scheduled to played exhibitions again the U18 MN Magicians on Sept. 13 and 14, Boston College on Sept. 21, and San Jose Sharks alumni on Sept. 22.